Did you preorder Kingdom Hearts 3? Chances are you received a similar e-mail with a more realistic release date!
Yes I received the email but the date seems totally random. And why now?
Consideing KH2.8 is a 2016 game, KHIII in 2017 is completely expected. It was only announced at E3 2013 and SE took around the same time to make KHII
Not to mention FFXV coming out some time next year. It's highly unlikely they would pit 2 of their biggest games against each other. Also not to mention the game just went through a massive overhaul with the new engine and all. 2017 makes the most sense to me. I've been saying this since the re-reveal at E3.
If FF15 comes out in 2016, SE can add more resources to KH3 and FF7RE and speed up production.
I really hope so. I want KH3 more than any other game.
They got to release FF15 first lol
Its obliviously an 2017 title. Just hope its early 2017.
It is Square Enix. As much as I love SE games, they do have a tendency to "pre-announce" them...as in, get everyone excited and then finally release them 5 years later. A pre-announcement for the actual announcement. Haha.
2017 sounds good because there are too many games for 2016:)
I always thought 2017 would be the release date & 2018 for FF-VII remake.
What does final fantasy 7 remake have to do with kh3? Nothing that's what.
Square Enix's release schedule, maybe....?
I mean...I sorta have to agree. They are not being made by the same team so I'm not sure what one would have to do with the other.
They have the same director as well @Frinker. That might also be a reason why.
Depending on how the development of FF7 remake has been so far, my guess is that KH3 will come out early 2017 with FF7 remake in late 2017. I think Square definitely wants to get FF7 out by 2017 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
@Gasian- ? I mean its also being done by DIFFERENT TEAMS. Do you think that they just do nothing when he works on other projects? Yes he is leading that team in terms of concept and direction, that doesn't mean development just stops on other projects. Did he not come up with the concept for FFVersus XIII-FFXV? Many times you'll have directors or producers working on many projects at once. Mind you, they where working on FFVII WHILE he was working on FFXV. http://www.gamespot.com/art... Sooooo how much do you think that factors if it started without him knowing he was even to direct? http://www.playstationlifes... Yet...it started in 2014 with no director... He can do both and giving directional orders to both teams isn't impossible. I only see FFVII being fall 2017 at best, likely fall 2018 due to timing of development and they didn't need to shift engines like they did FFXV or KH3 so it could be much far along then we think.
Ouch. Why bother announcing a game when it's not less than 12 months away?
That's not a new concept just about every company does that.
i really hate when any publisher does that crap. if your game isn't coming out within the next 6 months don't even bother to announce it...
? They have the money to market it longer, let them. They still need to invest properly. Why work in secret? So they could get low sales due to lack of long term marketing? They'll be fine and I'm pretty sure they've been doing this longer then you or I. Just at thought.
To build a hype and start marketing?
Think of the amount of years between KH2 and this. Lol
think of the amount of years between an Assassins Creed or a Call Of Duty.... Laughing out loud.
There's no reason you should. Because between now and then 4 new installments were released. So its not like they werent doing anything or like we weren't still getting kingdom hearts games. BBS could've been put on a home console and easily have been called 3.
Yes....it could have. They don't want to abuse their IP and just start throwing out games with titles like 3 on them if they don't warrant it. They clearly hold themselves to a higher standard. Assassins Creed and Call Of Duty exist if your down with annualized crap. Some teams clearly have reputations to uphold. They want the title to mean something. Birth By Sleep is an amazing game, its speaks VOLUMES that it wasn't KH3 if you ask me. Clearly they didn't feel it was up to snuff to be a titled entry.
After the announcement of 2.8 I gave up on a 2016 release. They are obviously stalling and using this as next years kingdom hearts game. I wonder if they're going to try and keep up the yearly kingdom hearts thing after kh3 releases.
? KH III switched from Luminous to Unreal 4 in the ending of 2014... Pretty sure they are not um.."stalling" Did you forget games take time to create oooooorrrrr nah? edit. I agree with that, also to market KH III more with those titles. Nothing wrong with that as they had them on handheld and want to get everyone caught up, its better then just using those millions on aids, those ports likely cost a million a piece, they are probably going to be spending like 40 million on its marketing lol
I didn't mean stalling as in they are just taking their time. I mean stalling as they are giving us this game to keep us occupied because they aren't nearly ready yet.
I don't think KH3 ever began development on Luminous Engine. It was always for Unreal 4 since the start. And the reason why they chose Unreal Engine 4 was because up till now Luminous is still being created and perfected (part of the reason why FF15 is taking so long). Kingdom Hearts 3 began production in 2013. Releasing in 2017 means it would have had 4 years of development. Which seems normal for a major console jrpg game like Kingdom Hearts. I would bet Final Fantasy VII remake is also being developed on Unreal 4.
@Eamon- "I don't think KH3 ever began development on Luminous" http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... and http://kotaku.com/kingdom-h... Key word "switch" and "changing the engine to" and "It was easy to shift to". It very much started on Luminous and was "Switched" to Unreal 4. "Due to the impact of changing the game engine to Unreal Engine 4, which we did for various reasons" I agree though, a 2017 release sounds about right and I feel it likely started development in 2012 if you consider we first saw it at E3 2013, they likely had a bit longer then 4 years in development.
I love Nomura, but the guy takes his sweet time with games. Versus was taken over by Tabata and now he has both KH3 and FF7:R on his hands. That's not looking good in terms of release dates :(
I really wish companies would stop hyping games so far out. I was excited for kingdom hearts 3 before this gen consoles were released. Same goes for games like division, they hype them for the entire development cycle and by the time they release my hype is gonna be gone
Well I was excited for Final Fantasy Versus XIII since 2006. And it skipped a whole console generation. That's far worse.
Its going to happen, just a matter of time.
2017 seems very likely with FFXV coming next year.
SE have been having a difficult time adapting.
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